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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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kjsdaughter's Discussions (39)

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"Richmehr there is a overflow room in the chapel that they televise the graduation on…"

kjsdaughter replied Dec 31, 2016 to Boot Camp Graduation

16 Jan 7, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

"My daughter had problems with the prone float. I think that is the hardest for some."

kjsdaughter replied Jan 14, 2016 to Swim test at BC??

19 Mar 6, 2017
Reply by gonnamissmykid

"Yes Zhane when my daughter was in bootcamp a couple of times i received mail on Frid…"

kjsdaughter replied Jan 12, 2016 to Delayed mail

8 Jan 15, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"Navywife my daughter pay usually posted 1 to 2 days before the actual pay period"

kjsdaughter replied Dec 14, 2015 to Pay!!! Help please!

7 Dec 20, 2015
Reply by Kellis

"Team C make sure you join the fit/rcu division ship 4 on Facebook. They are a very h…"

kjsdaughter replied Dec 8, 2015 to USS TRINTON DIV 041

4 Dec 8, 2015
Reply by TeamC

"We stayed at Holiday inn they have free breakfast and hotel shuttle to base for grad…"

kjsdaughter replied Nov 23, 2015 to Best place to stay for graduation

6 Dec 1, 2015
Reply by jjhockeymom

"My daughter said that there were girls with braids at bootcamp. They just have to be…"

kjsdaughter replied Nov 23, 2015 to Female - African American Hair

7 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Anti M

"My daughter just wore her hair in a ponytail bun all boot camp after they passed she…"

kjsdaughter replied Nov 10, 2015 to Female - African American Hair

7 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Anti M

"So sorry for your loss."

kjsdaughter replied Sep 14, 2015 to Tragedy at home

13 Sep 23, 2015
Reply by keirstan'smom

"Both Holiday inn express hotels are nice one is in waukegan and the other in gurnee.…"

kjsdaughter replied Aug 28, 2015 to What are the best hotels to stay at for graduation???

4 Aug 28, 2015
Reply by NavymomIngrid


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